Maria Fernanda Cardoso

Art Forms: Installation, Sculpture, Visual Art

Residency Years: 2008, 2009, 2018

Lives / Works: Australia

Maria Fernanda Cardosa is a leading Latin American artist, from Columbia who has resided in Australia for the last decade. Cardosa’s work is represented in some of the most important private and public collections including the Tate Gallery in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Miami Art Museum.Cardosa has a fascination with the natural world, using materials such as worms, flies, frogs, butterfly wings, snakes, bones and starfish for the creation of complex sculptural forms and installations.


While at Bundanon in 2018 Cardos worked to finish ‘Flea Copulation” a sculpture of semi-transparent fleas mating, part of the Cardosa Flea Circus project.

Cardoso was also in residence at Bundanon in 2008 and 2009.


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In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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